Dec 5, 2012 7:00am PST
offer. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. medicare open enrollment. time to compare plans and costs. you don't have to make changes. but it never hurts to see if you can find better coverage, save money, or both. and check out the preventive benefits you get after the health care law. ♪ open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit medicare.gov or call 1-800-medicare. ,,,, so now's the time. >> absolutely. >> words mean just about everything to the people behind the merriam webster dictionary. >> since 2003 they've chosen the top ten words the year. editor-at-large peter sokolowski is here to announce this year's list. welcome. >> thank you so much. >> what are the 2012 most important words? >> well, our dictionary is online as you mentioned merriam webster.com anyone can come to the dictionary and people look up word. they look them up in enormous numbers, hundred million pages each month. we take a measure of how many times certain words are looked up. the words that spike, that show trends that stick out are the words that become the word the year.
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
, medicare, medicaid. that's mandatory spending. it's been budgeted based off of what we spend on our taxes. the bulk of it is going there. 20% is going to defense. discretionary spending about 13% then the 7% interest which is the interest that we are paying on our debt. that's also mandatory. we have to make good on our debt. >> which is why anybody serious about the debt says you have to look at entitlements. based 0en that. where are the areas for compromise? >> so when you look at where they're talking about cutting spending, it's in the discretionary category. about $600 billion in discretionary spending is on the table now. when you actually look at the programs like social security and medicare, one of the ideas for compromise that's been on the table is increasing that age. the availability of medicare begins at 65. if you were to increase it to 67, about $250 billion in savings. also, if you look at medicare cost sharing. this is from the provider. if you go back to the providers to provide medicare and say to them, we need you to come around and provide, pony up a little bi
Nov 29, 2012 7:00am PST
president offers ntitlement reform. a i've not seen one deal from country downouse that deal with medicare, medicaid and social security which are all going to fail and take this country down the road of grief. and until i hear something from the white house on that, i'm not going to say another thing on revenue. >> mr. obama will meet with his v vanquished republican rival, mitt romney. it's been several weeks, after all, since the election night when president obama vowed to ph.t with mitt romney. ga major garret, thank you. john dickerson is with us. at , good morning. there is a lunch at the white ofse. ossiblethe courtesy of it all, is it possible that something might come out of this like romney helpingy helping the president in some way? some >> something could come out of it. white house officials i've alked to say there's no agenda. ng todon't want to prejudge what eovernor romney might be innedsted in. the president in his press conference said there were some confer good ideas that governor romney had. you could get a little something out of this. we'llt this in the category of
Dec 3, 2012 7:00am PST
a way to save medicare and medicaid and social security from imminent bankruptcy. >> reporter: but the president clearly thinks that he's got the upper hand here. he ran on a proposal to raise taxes on the wealthiest americans, and he knows that polls show that most americans agree with that idea. >> bill, how do they get this done by december 15th? >> reporter: right. here's the thing. the president will continue to publicly campaign for a tax cut on people making less than $200,000 a year. but look, there are negotiations under way while all this is going on at the staff level. most of what we're hearing in public from both sides is just tough talk. the democrats i've talked to on he hill, and i've talked to a ofber of them, think there will be a solution. many republicans not as sure. >> bill plante, thank you. >>> police say they don't yet know why kansas city chiefs linebacker jovan belcher killed hi his girlfriend and then killed himself. we're at kansas city's arrowhead stadium where belcher's teammates played a game on the day after this murder suicide. manuel, good morning
Dec 7, 2012 7:00am PST
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Nov 30, 2012 7:00am PST
entitlement cuts in program like medicare and medicaid and $50 billion in new spending next year for inf infrastructu infrastructure. there's another idea. a permanent cease fire on raising the debt ceiling now $16 trillion that would allow it to rise automatically. republicans use the debt ceiling last year to extract spending cuts and they don't want to give up that leverage. >> there's a lot of things i've wanted in my life but almost all of them had a price tag attached to them. and if we're going to talk about the debt limit in this, there's going to be some price tag associated with it. >> reporter: the white house still seat tchlsiethes over las fight and doesn't want a replay. >> to ensure that the united states of america pays its bills and does not default for the first time in its history is deeply irresponsible. >> reporter: the more both sides talk, the more complications they discover. the white house says nothing will move forward until republicans agree to raise taxes on the wealthy and cope them where they are for the middle class. in a couple of hours, the president wil
Dec 4, 2012 7:00am PST
inflation to adjustments. republicans also want to raise the eligibility age for medicare. the white house does not. there are other differences. nothing matters more to the white house than breaking gop resistance to higher taxes on the wealthy. >> the president certainly has principles here that he intends to stick to which is that he will not sign an extension of the bush era tax cuts for the top 2%. >> erskine bowles said as big as the divide appears, despair is premature. >> that is just like a movie theater you go through each one of these. to get a deal done i am positive you will have to have increased tax rates on the top 2%. i'm also sure that the cuts that the president put on the table for health care entitlements will not be sufficient to get the deal done. >> reporter: republicans said many of their ideas reflected ideas put forward first by erskine bowles, but mr. bowles quickly put out a statement denying that, giving the white house an opportunity to gloat and question the republican seriousness in all of this. here at the white house, the president will meet with ha
Dec 1, 2012 5:00am PST
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